You are here

Titan IIIC Rocket model


Display Status:

This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Titan IIIC Rocket model

Collection Item Summary:

This is a 1:15 scale model of the Titan IIIC rocket, made by the Martin Company for the U.S. Air Force. The rocket consisted of modified liquid-fuel first and second stages from the Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile, two strap-on solid rockets to enhance boost at liftoff, and one of several third stages, depending on the spacecraft being launched. The Air Force successfully used Titan IIICs more than 30 times from 1965 to 1982 to place a variety of military communications and reconnaissance satellites in orbit, with only five complete or partial launch failures. NASA used the rocket in 1973 to launch an Applications Technology Satellite. This model was donated by Congressman George Miller to NASM in 1972.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of Congressman George Miller


Metal rocket. Wood storage case.


Overall: 2 ft. 2 in. wide x 8 ft. tall (66.04 x 243.8cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number


Related Topics